Montrose Fire-fighters challenge Trail Special Olympic snowshoers

The TSO team will take on the Montrose Fire Department in a fun snowshoe challenge at Bernie McMahon Park in Montrose on Saturday.

The Trail Special Olympic Snowshoe team will take on the Montrose Fire Department in a fun snowshoe challenge at Bernie McMahon Park in Montrose on Saturday.

“They (the Trail Special Olympic Snowshoe team) are going to run a relay to get them prepared for provincials coming up soon,” said Montrose volunteer fire-fighter Luke Thatcher.

“It’s all about fun but will also be good practice for the snowshoe team.”

Trail Special Olympians qualified for the Kootenay team in competition earlier in the year, and head to Kamloops Feb. 19 to 21 for the 2015 Special Olympics B.C.  Winter Games.

The event will draw 600 athletes from around the province going for gold in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing, and speed skating.

The B.C. Winter Games snowshoe races range from 25 metre sprints to 10 kilometre distance races, in addition to 4×100 and 4×400-metre relay events.

Athletes in every sport and event are grouped by age, gender, and ability.

The Fire-fighters and TSO snowshoeing team will hit the field at 10 a.m. at McMahon Park beside the Montrose Community Hall.

Residents and supporters are encouraged to come out and cheer on the competitors, and join them at the Montrose Fire Hall for a wiener roast and refreshments following the race.

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